Home » Uncategorized » Google Reader Being Shutdown in Part Due to Compliance Issues? (Rumor)
greader

Google Reader Being Shutdown in Part Due to Compliance Issues? (Rumor)

If you haven’t heard that Google Reader is shutting down… well you probably don’t read Internet news much, do you? The news of Google’s shutdown has caused all sorts of different reactions from the instant creation of “save Google Reader” petitions to many users jumping ship to Feedly and other alternatives.

So why exactly did Google decide to axe its Reader? According to a new report by All Things D, it could be that one of the reasons could have to do with compliance and privacy issues. Supposedly Google is looking into all their services and products to reduce issues that could cause problems with regulators or even lawsuits.

While the privacy problems that existed with Google Reader could have been fixed, Google allegedly didn’t want to spend the money/resources in creating such a team for Google Reader, considering the product continues to slowly decline when it comes to the number of users.

This is an unconfirmed report and should be taken with a grain of salt, but it kind of makes sense. Keeping Google Reader going probably wasn’t THAT difficult or costly for Google, but if there were potential issues with compliance and privacy that could later cause them issues, it might have proven easy to just pull the plug right now.

What do you think, could this be the real reason for the sudden announcement of closure or do you simply think it is about declining users and Google’s ‘spring cleaning’ policy when it comes to services that just aren’t as popular as they used to be?

[ source ]

About Andrew Grush

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.